Top Defence Capability Leaders 2019

May 17, 2019

CAE is a homegrown training and simulation company. Headquartered in Montreal, its global presence includes more than 9,000 employees (4,500 in Canada) at some 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, CAE trains more than 220,000 civil and defence crewmembers, including 135,000 pilots, and thousands of healthcare professionals.

In Canada, CAE is focused on providing training solutions and operational in-service support, and is part of the team maintaining and sustaining platforms such as the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 fleet and the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class frigates. CAE also delivers integration and engineering services for CAF operational systems.

Arguably the world’s most focused and experienced training systems integrator for the air, naval, land and public safety markets, CAE addresses the full training continuum. From academic and simulation-based training to integrated live-virtual-constructive (iLVC) environments, the company supports training and mission rehearsal to help militaries reach operational readiness faster and more efficiently.

Innovation and technology leadership is to be expected from CAE, and the company does not disappoint. It has committed to investing C$1 billion in digital training transformation over the next five years. Project Digital Intelligence will transform CAE’s products and services to leverage digital technologies, ranging from big data to artificial intelligence, cloud-computing, cybersecurity, and augmented / virtual reality.

The NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program is a shining example of CAE’s training systems integration capabilities. As part of the NFTC program, its dedicated workforce delivers RCAF pilot training, carries out aircraft in-service support, and oversees all related site services in Moose Jaw and Cold Lake. 

Partners and Projects

CAE is teamed with many industry partners to help Canada’s Armed Forces with comprehensive training and in-service support solutions.

  • As part of Canada’s Combat Ship Team, CAE is a Tier-1 partner in the Lockheed Martin-led design phase for the RCN’s Canadian Surface Combatant project. CAE will deliver Human Factors Engineering services and Integrated Data Environment support, and will design an integrated training system aligned with Canada’s Future Naval Training Strategy.
  • CAE has been contracted to design and deliver a state-of-the-art training centre in Comox, BC, to prepare CC-295 aircrews and technicians as part of Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program.
  • CAE and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) will pursue the RCAF’s upcoming requirement for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Ssystems (RPAS).
  • As part of the SkyAlyne joint venture with KF Aerospace, CAE will pursue the Future Aircrew Training program to deliver high-quality aircrew training to Canada.
  • With Team Cormorant, CAE is ready to support the CH-149 Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade and the 519 Conversion Program.

Contact Info

200 - 350 Legget Drive, Ottawa ON, K2K 3W7, Canada
Contact: Joe Armstrong, Vice President and General Manager, CAE Canada
Phone:  +1-613-247-0342